Applicants to The Other Art Fair benefit from a juried selection by esteemed art experts. The renowned Selection Committee changes with each edition of the fair to ensure that a fresh perspective is brought to each selection process. These members of a globally significant art community set the high standard of the fair, ensuring visitors can buy from our artists with the confidence that they are investing in the very best emerging talent.
We are happy to introduce our esteemed Selection Committee for the second edition of The Other Art Fair Dallas, happening May 7-10, 2020 at Dallas Market Hall.
Founder, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Patron Magazine
Terri Provencal‘s passion for art blossomed at an early age, which spurred her to collect the work of emerging and mid-career contemporary artists, from figuration to abstraction, over the past three decades. Taking her love of art and prowess in magazine publishing a step further, in 2011, she became the founder, publisher, and editor-in-chief of Patron Magazine. Award-winning, Patron is now firmly cemented as the contemporary voice of the visual and performing arts in North Texas.
Co-Founder and Director/Curator, SITE131
Building an audience based on artwork epitomizes the vision of arts professional Joan Davidow. As director/curator at Dallas Contemporary and Arlington Museum of Art, and McDermott Curatorial intern at Dallas Museum of Art, Davidow built her 30-year arts career in North Texas on the concept that all ages from all walks of life can appreciate and understand the art of the 21st century. Her multiple careers in the art world include her role as an arts educator inventing a nationally awarded Art Think program, master’s professor at Southern Methodist University, commentator on KERA public radio, art collector, and philanthropist who donated her art collection to the University of Texas at Dallas.
Founder and Executive Director, Dallas Center for Photography
Peter Poulides is the founder and executive director of the Dallas Center for Photography (DCP). Peter earned a degree in TV & Film Production from the University of North Texas and worked as an educational video producer before pursuing his dream of being a travel photographer.
He began shooting for Travel & Leisure magazine which then led to an over-a-decade-long photography career working with the likes of Smithsonian Magazine, Food and Wine, American Airlines, Forbes, Fortune, Business Week, New York Times, Exxon, Frito Lay, and Texaco. In the 90s, he transitioned to shooting stock photography and became a top selling producer for Getty Images.
Currently, Peter spends his time teaching photography where he believes he has more of an impact than he had when producing images for publication. He is excited about the recent conversion of DCP to a 501c3 nonprofit and the opening of their new photography gallery. As a nonprofit, DCP will be connecting more deeply with the community to help both creators and appreciators explore the power of photography
NANCY COHEN ISRAEL
Art Historian, Writer, Curator
Nancy Cohen Israel is the founder and owner of Art à la Carte, an art education company based in Dallas. An art historian by training, she has spent the past 25 years actively involved in virtually every aspect of the art world.
Over the course of her career, she has worked in the Education Department of the Dallas Museum of Art, as a college professor, and as the director of Edith Baker Gallery, where she became immersed in the contemporary art world. For 15 years, Nancy organized and led a popular tour series, bringing collectors into studios, galleries and other art spaces of note in Dallas and across the state.
Nancy is currently a regular contributor to Patron magazine, a frequent lecturer at the Meadows Museum, and an independent curator. With her broad experience in the art world, Nancy is a popular speaker and a contributing writer to a variety of publications. While her background is in Renaissance painting, she continues to be inspired by the work of emerging artists.
Chief Curator and VP of Art Advisory, Saatchi Art
Rebecca Wilson is the Chief Curator and VP, Art Advisory at Saatchi Art. She was formerly a Director at the Saatchi Gallery, London, where she was instrumental in the launch of the gallery’s online presence.
In 2007 she created New Sensations, a prize for art students which identifies and supports the most exciting emerging artists in the UK.
Prior to joining the Saatchi Gallery, Rebecca worked for 14 years in book and art magazine publishing: she was editor of ArtReview, and before that deputy editor of Modern Painters. She has over 15 years of experience working with emerging artists.